Doble Pasta

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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doble pasta, dark, full-bodied Spanish wine produced by running off a proportion of fermenting must after two days and adding more crushed grapes to refill the vat. The ratio of skin to pulp is effectively doubled, producing wines with a deep, black colour and very high levels of tannin. Doble pasta wines have traditionally been made in jumilla, yecla, utiel-requena, manchuela, and alicante, where they are used for blending but they are being superseded by grape concentrate.